Xinhua (Vhina)
March 11, 2019

WINDHOEK: Namibia has recorded nine poaching incidents since January this
year, six involving rhinos and three involving elephants, a government
spokesperson said on Monday.

Romeo Muyunda, of the Environment and Tourism Ministry, said the poaching
incidents mainly occurred in private and custodian farms; no poaching was
recorded in the national parks.

In 2018, 57 rhinos and 26 elephants were poached, with 120 suspected
poachers being arrested.

The ministry is lobbying for harsher punishment for those found guilty of

Last year, the ministry established an Anti-Poaching Unit to help curb